West of Center Screening: Anna Halprin
Breath Made Visible, directed by Ruedi Gerber, is the first feature length film about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance's power to teach, heal and transform at all ages of life. This cinematic portrait blends recent interviews with counterparts such as the late Merce Cunningham, archival footage, including her establishment of the first interracial dance company in the US, and excerpts of current performances such as "Parades and Changes" at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, to weave a stunning, inspiring account of one of the most important cultural icons in modern dance.
Followed by a Q&A with Anna Halprin.
BREATH MADE VISIBLE (2009) Directed by Ruedi Gerber, 82 min